Past IDEAS

Robert Adams: A Place Apart

© Robert Adams, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco and Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

© Robert Adams, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco and Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

IDEA Space

April 22 – June 15, 2013

(Closed May 15 – 22)

Special Preview Reception: Tuesday, April 16 4:30 — 6pm

Featuring gallery talks by the exhibition’s student curators.

 

For over forty years, Robert Adams’ photographs have celebrated the beauty of the American West, often focusing his attention on often overlooked subjects and vistas: the quiet streets of small towns, the wide-open prairies of the eastern plains, or the unexpected junctures when wilderness and urban development meet.  Inherent in his images is the recognition of the relentless absorption and transformation of nature by human development.

Born in New Jersey in 1937, Adams spent his childhood in Denver. He studied English literature at the University of Redlands and went on earn his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California in 1965. Adams returned to Colorado to teach English at Colorado College in 1962 while working on his dissertation.  He began his study of photography as a hobby, although it quickly a consuming passion, and by 1970, he left the College to become full-time photographer.

Adams’ photographs are held in several major museum collections, including the Denver Art Museum, The National Gallery, Yale University, and the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. A major retrospective exhibition, The Place We Live, organized by Yale University, is currently on tour, with venues in the United States, Canada, and Europe.

 

Exhibition Hours:

From April 22-May 14, 2013: Monday-Saturday, 1-7 p.m.

From May 23-June 15: Tuesday-Saturday, 1-7 p.m.

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